Promised Land, Mississippi Half Step, Mama Tried, Deal, Cassidy, Tennessee Jed, Big River, Brown Eyed Women, Minglewood Blues, They Love Each Other, Looks Like Rain, Loser, Lazy Lightning-> Supplication Might As Well, Samson & Delilah, Candyman, Playin' In The Band-> Wharf Rat-> Drums-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Playin' In The Band-> Around & Around, E: U.S. Blues, E: Sugar Magnolia
K. Gatto's AUD (Sony tc-152 cassette> DAT> CD); seed via J. Wise, T.
OConnell et al; EAC, shn, upload by A. Jerugim
July 18, 2013 Subject:
Memories of 8-2-76
Me and a couple of my buddies were at this show, and it was awesome! Great set list and encores. One of the big problems with Colt Park was the small entry / exit ways. You can't expect to squeeze so many people through such a small hole. I do remember that as e exited I saw fire and heard lots of sirens. Glad I was not involved in that! Great show regardless. I will never forget it. Had lots of fun and loved Might As Well as everyone sang along. I also acquired a nice big Japanese flag to wave during U.S. Blues!
20-some comments and no mention of this Lazy Supplication? Great stuff right there, very powerful when they go into to the Supplication. Show is worth a listen for that alone. I also really enjoyed the Miss Half Step. Not finished with the show yet, but is rockin' so far. Lots of energy!
September 7, 2008 Subject:
Wow - good recording; mediocre show
This was my first Dead show - a couple weeks shy of 17 (man was THAT a long time ago!); I'd listed to all the Dead I could for the past couple years and was pretty disappointed in the playing - I didn't sense the energy I expected. A buddy of mine was involved in smashing the fence at the back of the "park" and the ensuing riot...which I was blissfully unaware of - I was up alongside the board. The Dead kept getting kicked out of venues in Hartford until the Civic Center was built...they then had a home in town in that cavernous monster.
August 11, 2008 Subject:
I was there.About 15 of us came from all over New England and met the night before at Colt Park.We got in line but the police came and told us we could'nt stay but they took us to a place under the interstate cloverleafs and we could camp there.There was acouple hundred Deadheads, if I remember right, and it was a big party. Therefore it was the best show I ever went to.
January 18, 2008 Subject:
Yea I was there 2
After 32 years this show still haunts?! It was a trip from enter to exit. It was Chaos & karma all at once. We just danced, tossed the frisbee and smiled God bless the BAND! WE miss you.
December 6, 2006 Subject:
this is a great show, worth the listen. good quality recording.
just before wharf rat ends you can hear a guy in the aud: "where you goin there's no way in hell.." "your goin the wrong way for emergencies, emergency is that way"
December 6, 2006 Subject:
A lost treasure!
I was living in Trumbull, CT at that time, just shy of my 21st birthday and on summer break from the Univ. of Rhode Island when I got tickets for this show. I missed the riot on the way out, but do remember dancing my ass off down front. The band was definitely on that night.
June 29, 2006 Subject:
thanx for the stories
great stories nhoey and all the rest. not having been there, i have to rely on y'all. listening to this it is a great show with very good sound quality for an early aud. true there is a lot of clapping, for which i deducted a star, but it far from ruins it.
i was able to fit the encores on disc three with 5 seconds to spare. i downloaded in ogg vorbis, still haven't figured out the shn way. maybe this made the diff?
April 15, 2006 Subject:
Riot police after the Show?
Wasn't this the show that the riot police were called in for? The crowd outside the snowfence broke the barriers down, lit some of the wooden snowfencing on fire, and threw rocks and bottles at the firemen...then the cops were called in, just as the concert was over. I remember getting a billy club to the head as we exited, even though I was part of the paying crowd.
Twas the last outdoor concert in Hartford for a long, long time!
Anyway, the sound quality seems pretty good here, no complaints from me. Brought back some good memories, and one remembered headache.
March 14, 2006 Subject:
Finally after having listened to the albums for 5 years I was able to get to a show. The hiatus that started in Oct. '74 was of course a big reason for the delay. I was 17 in the summer of '76
and in those days, at that age, getting to shows in NYC or Boston was not easy from central CT. There's an added twist
to to this that is kind of a long story. So, I'll make it brief to share the gist. Background info, J. Barlow, B Weir's lyricist went to college in Middletown CT. at Wesleyan. My Mom knew him then, she worked there. I went to show with my friends at the time and found a spot in the crowd in the sdbd area. During one of the first songs, I saw a woman walk out and sit down on the front edge on the stage near K. Godchaux. It took only a moment to realize THAT IT WAS MY MOM!!! So I immediately started making my way up towards the stage and when I got as close as I could to where she was, during Tennessee Jed, I started yelling, "hey Mom", obviously everybody around me thought I was quite insane, or, at least did NOT want whatever it was I must be on. But she heard me and spotted me and waved me over to the backstage gate. There she met me and I was whisked in and in a blur she walked me up onto the stage and sat me down where she had been, with the consent of Steve Brown, the stage manager at the time. Too incredulous to fully comprehend what was happening, I got to watch the rest of the first set from that spot (literally 6-8 feet from Jerry, on the front edge of the stage). For the 2nd set I had to move back a bit to a less incredible spot. Anyway, an amazing first show,
that was also a once in a lifetime experience.
March 4, 2006 Subject:
Clap the clapper!!!
This recording sounds so excellent that I want to give it 5 stars, but can't because of the food byproduct disposal aperture ;-) who keeps clapping into the mikes! Anyone know where I can get an arm-sized wormhole to that night right next to his jaw so I can reach through and knock him out??? >:-(
December 21, 2005 Subject:
You should be able to fit PITB and Wharf Rat at the end of disc 2 and only have the break between wharf rat and drums. Either will work. I agree, better to keep the sequence as was played in 76. Move the encores to the end of disc 3.
September 17, 2005 Subject:
I thought after downloading this that the encores were missing. Instead I found them tucked at the end of disc 2. Looking at the times I tried to fit them in their proper place and it should work at just under 80 minutes but it doesn't. So I decided to leave them there and take PITB to the end of disc 2. Sure, there is a break in the jam but in listening to it I thought better to have proper sequence. I also remember Dick's Picks doing that with #17. I haven't listened to this yet but once in a while a great audience recording is fun to listen to and besides, this show made the top 100 at GDLive. I'm selecting a 4 because I must select something and I anticipate this being a great listen.
July 11, 2005 Subject:
This show has a great set list and is very enjoyable. The crowd noise was pretty bad sometimes, but not horrible. The crowd is what makes the GD experience what it is. All in all worth checking out!
March 13, 2005 Subject:
last outdoor show at colt park
Quite the show, I remember it was a typical summer outdoor show. But as we were entering the heat got heavy. They started seriously searching everyone getting in. Everyone was passing the word back, in whatever sort of line there was. Drugs and booze were being sent back in line in fear it would be nabbed. The music was very good quality and the boys were in top form. Two encores, which was rare, likely a nod to Jerry's birthday. But during the whole show the heat was heavy, busting folks around the perimeter of the show. Afterwards the scene became a full fledged riot. The outside chain link fence when down and the cops stormed many deadheads as they attempted to leave. They had clubs and were dragging folks. It looked at times, that the deadheads were 'winning', and I saw more than one cop thrown into a porta potty and turned upside down. In the morning, the radios announced that 15 cops were taken to the hospital. Hence, there were no more outside rock concerts at Colt park......
December 22, 2004 Subject:
I was there
A great show............as was the one a couple of nights later at Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City. My friends and I came down from Boston where I was in school, and hit this show, and then went to my parents in Manhattan for the next show. What is not mentioned anywhere is the following: It was a beautiful day, and an outdoor concert scheduled for 6:00 pm. We were there early, getting sufficiently primed. And then, without warning at 3 in the afternoon, who should walk on stage but Phil. He started tuning his bass, and all of a sudden played a 10-15 minute impromptu solo of Dark Star......bass only. It was a memorable moment hours before the show started.
October 18, 2004 Subject:
Prob better to have been there
The tape has alot of annoying chit chat and sounds like they were pretty close to the stage and spent half the time defending their turf and trying to persuade stoners from steering clear. Musically there are umpteen better '76's. Its not bad jst does not sparkle the way others do.
October 15, 2004 Subject:
Got there early. Drank some beer under an oak tree outside.The Deads limo came by stopped rolled the window down and waved. We cracked up laughing.During Playin in the band a bunch of us fomred a big dance circle joining arms and dancing around. Great show
September 6, 2004 Subject:
COLT PARK HARTFORD 1976
I will never forget this show as the best Dead show I have ever seen, hot, hot, hot! The music was as good as it ever got, everything was so tight. I remember hearing the radio on the way home to Massachusetts that there was some "incredible music at the Dead show in Hartford.
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